Richardson's Geranium - Geranium richardsonii
(see State Rank Reason below)
MNPS Threat Rank
State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Very common in mountainous areas in Montana. No identifiable threats.
Perennial. Stems erect, 20–90 cm. Herbage sparsely strigose, glandular in the inflorescence. Leaf blades cordate, orbicular, 3–14 cm wide, cleft nearly to the midvein into 3 to 7 lobed segments. Flowers: sepals 5–10 mm long, bristle-tipped; petals 9–18 mm long, white, purple-veined; fertile stamens 10. Capsule 20–25 mm long including the style column (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
YT south to CA, NM and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Grove, A.J. 1998. Effects of Douglas fir establishment in southwestern Montana mountain big sagebrush communities. M. Sc.Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 150 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.